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* FeliciaDay
* Creator/JeffreyCombs. Has anyone ever seen an interview of his? Yeah. Totally adorkable.
* MattSmith. Just look at him.
* DavidTennant. His [[http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/tennants-foreword-1799.htm foreword]] to the Series/DoctorWho Specials boxset is heart-meltingly sweet.
* Creator/JaymaMays often looks like she's trying to stifle a laugh for fear of snorting.
* StephenMerchant.
* LeonardoDiCaprio. His real-life persona. He watches Barney, goes on Youtube and searches for obscure stuff like 'frogs mating', makes slapstick jokes on the set, is a comic book and baseball card geek, watches [[Manga/{{Akira}} 90's]] [[Anime/NinjaScroll anime...]]
--> '''Claire Danes''': ''When I first met Leo I was quite shy and nervous but he was very easy to get along with, [...] In fact I found him quite geeky...but an entertaining geek (laughs)''
* ''The Glee Project'' candidate, Cameron, who embraces his dorkiness. Not surprisingly, he was a fan favorite before the show premiered.
* Voice actors that fall under this . . .
** MarkHamill, as shown in his episode of TheMuppetShow. The Muppets shoot down every one of his "entertaining" suggestions, leaving him to sneak on stage to gargle Gershwin with an argyle gargoyle.
** TroyBaker
** AaronDismuke
** TomKenny
** CristinaValenzuela, in addition to [[{{K-ON}} many]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue characters]] [[PigeonholedVoiceActor she voices]].
** Creator/MaryKayBergman
* Koshi Inaba of B'z. Smart, shy, sensitive, nice guy, love dogs, a big bookworm even after becoming famous. In fact, his dorkiness is one of the reasons he is so popular. That, and being very [[MrFanservice HOT]].
* DustinHoffman, especially when he hit the big time with ''TheGraduate''.
* Comedian DavidMitchell
* MichaelJackson. Being a LargeHam {{Keet}} in some company but soft-spoken and kind in other company were a few of his most endearing traits. Fans (and anyone else whose bothered to look) have had access to some of his more private moments caught on tape for years, providing a much more vivid and honest display of the type of man he was. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xJ1weLN7wc From dancing to R. Kelly's "Ignition"]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-W59Qv1EiI&feature=related being picked on during his simulated normal person's Publix visit]], it's difficult to not find the guy charming and likeable.
* RachelMaddow is charming, adorkable, unabashedly liberal, a fantastic bartender, exceedingly well-educated and -read (a Rhodes Scholar and a Ph.D in public policy) and will quietly rip your guts out if you lie to her in an interview.
* [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] combines [[DeadpanSnarker biting snark]] with endearing awkwardness. Fellow Creator/ComedyCentral fake news pundit [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]] has his moments too.
* JaredPadalecki, oh so very much. He's the embodiment of this trope.
* Ironically, JensenAckles. While the character he plays in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is basically the epitome of cool, Jensen himself is very shy and looks like a deer caught in the headlights when he gives an interview.
* MishaCollins has the vague reputation of a class-A jerk, but going off fan testimonies and his interviews, he's a sweet, odd person who genuinely appreciates pretty much everything.
* Brett Domino and his other band members run on this, which is a factor in making them so entertaining.
* Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Sir PaulMcCartney. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyyEc-GNDfQ&list=PL02EA95FA41DE929A&index=65 Making mashed potatoes.]]
** RingoStarr.
* Believe it or not, the seemingly cold and aloof Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is this. [[http://youtu.be/ORUPuKhjTp8?t=4m29s Just watch his expression after he fell on his jump.]]
* John Oliver, one of the many talents first featured on ''Series/TheDailyShow''. As a bonus, his british accent is to die for.
* JessieJ
* MichaelCera. There's a reason he [[TypeCasting always plays]] socially awkward sweet guys.
* Hayden Christensen, despite being best-known for playing a [[StarWars semi-jerkass who turns evil]], is actually quite humble and sweet in real life... as evidenced by his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I0GvMdMQ5M behind-the-scenes]] footage. He shows elements of being a PromotedFanboy, too.
* MadelineZima. Watch any interview with her, she's like a hot chick version of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuN-tFvgRc0 vulture]] from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.
* BritneySpears, was always a dork, but now she's really letting it all out.
* AlexisBledel seems endearingly awkward during live interviews.
* Scout Taylor Compton. Kind of hard not to be with [[CleopatraNose that nose]].
* JesseEisenberg. Not only is he ridiculously awkward (and adorable simultaneously, which already qualifies him for this trope), his hobbies include taking old maps and drawing the new countries where they belong in Sharpie. He also reads, doesn't watch television, and produces hilarious lies in the middle of interviews. And he fosters cats. Basically, he's awesome, as well as being practically the definition of this trope.
* Creator/StevenSpielberg in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mgrxvTdl-Q youth]].
* JenniferLawrence, as demonstrated in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA7e6eX2TME&feature=related interview]] with DavidLetterman to promote ''Film/TheHungerGames''.
** And then she fell when she was accepting her oscar. You can't get more adorkable than Jennifer Lawrence.
* BenedictCumberbatch. So much so that many fans have affectionately nicknamed him [[http://reapersun.tumblr.com/post/27513395539/its-really-difficult-to-draw-cheese "dork"]].
* Also MartinFreeman, "the man who is made of kittens".
* MasiOka is just plain ''made'' of adorkable. There's a reason [[Series/{{Heroes}} Hiro]] and [[Series/HawaiiFive0 Max]] are so nerdy (Masi even once admitted that Hiro's personality is basically his own with an extra dose of happy naivete).
* TV Choirmaster Gareth Malone. [[http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02081/CHOIR4_2081145a.jpg Just look at him!]]
* TomHiddleston. Constantly.
** Not only does he seem to really love superheroes, but he can also describe a gag from [[AceVentura Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls]] in the most eloquent way possible. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcaFolSddH8 See for yourself.]]
* Josh Peck.
* [[TopGear James May]].
* NataliePortman has had a reputation for giggling often, among other endearing tics.
* Most of the models from Victoria Secret, especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vzl5N4vD2U Adriana Lima]]
** In fact, you could make that arguement for a good number of models. Some of them seem to genuinely see modelling as a form of art or self-expression, not just an excuse to take their clothes off, some of them don't even pose in the nude at all. Even if you don't view it the same way, you really have to admire their enthusiasm.
* Creator/JeremyRenner. It may comes as a surprise considering all the stone cold badass character he tends to play, but you just have to see his talk show entrances and red carpet poses to realise it.
* AndrewScott's thick Irish accent, sense of humor and habit of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLPLiu_sQx4 giggling under pressure]] is ridiculously endearing.
* Creator/CharlieChaplin. His Tramp persona for one was ridiculously endearing. In RealLife, he [[ReallyGetsAround played it for all it was worth]].
* Many DisneyChannel and {{Nickelodeon}} teen stars have an element of this and/or {{Keet}} / GenkiGirl, which they let out freely on their YouTube videos or {{Twitter}} accounts, or whenever they're away from their Disney environments (though sometimes Disney lets them let some of it out too on occasion). Much of the appeal of ''TheMileyAndMandyShow'' was seeing MileyCyrus in her normal, goofy, spontaneous/semi-spontaneous natural environment, acting (like her friend, twentysomething backup dancer Mandy Jiroux) like a hyperactive, silly 12-year-old girl.
* MichaelPalin was definitely this in his Creator/MontyPython years.
* Julia Child
* ZooeyDeschanel
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TA4gUVFeUE Paul Dano]]
* Creator/GenndyTartakovsky. It's a bit more subtle than other examples, but he has shades of this in behind-the-scenes features of animated productions he worked on.
* [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Pendleton Ward]], if [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypc0RA3w6RM this recent LA Game Space promotional animatic]] and his BravestWarriors [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixxzRRgUTP0 interview]] are anything to go by.
** Also ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' artist [[http://natazilla.tumblr.com Natasha Allegri]].
* AbrahamLincoln, in his youth.
* AndrewGarfield. Watch any interview or footage of him to see his nervous smile, his laugh and his endearing awkwardness. You honestly wonder if he was actually playing [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan Peter Parker]] or himself.
* KarenGillan whenever she's not playing Amy Pond. [[http://myvideos.vibeee.com/video/watch/show/RnyawXOfj5s/karen-gillan-on-the-late-late-show-with-craig-ferguson Like so.]]
* ColinMorgan, all the way. We all know hes adorable already, but in interviews hes also ridiculously shy and sweet (and Irish). Hes an adorably shy version of [[{{Series/Merlin}} his already Adorkable character]].
* Australian comedian Frank Woodley, with a side serving of CloudCuckooLander. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ2L6Xm3pdA Just watch him and say he isn't.]]
* See Elizabeth Warren. See Elizabeth Warren get elected to the Senate. See Elizabeth Warren [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO5gUJNULi4 flail around like a dorky, squeeful schoolgirl]] during her acceptance speech. Much shouting of "You made this happen!" and "I love you!" occurred. On her part. It was ''adorable''. Now think about the fact that she also took on [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Wall Street]] - and ''won''.
* MichaelEmerson. His smile, his actual smile (not his Ben Linus one), alone qualifies him to be on this page. If you have any more doubt, just find an interview or a behind-the-scenes video or pictures of him off the set.
* '''''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin You,]]''''' and anyone you know.
* JohnGreen. Just JohnGreen. Look at any gif of him on Tumblr or watch one of his videos if You are in doubt. His brother Hank has quite a bit of this too.
* Ben Forster bouncing about all over the place hugging everybody at the curtain call on the Jesus Christ Superstar 2012 DVD. Also his huge grin, thumbs up to the audience, clapping above his head while dancing and ''dancing off stage''.
* Ben Whishaw
* Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. [[http://cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images-2/hadfield.jpg Here]] for instance.
** Well he is distantly related to Benedict Cumberbatch.
* JenniferLawrence, in spades.
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* FeliciaDay
* Creator/JeffreyCombs. Has anyone ever seen an interview of his? Yeah. Totally adorkable.
* MattSmith. Just look at him.
* DavidTennant. His [[http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/tennants-foreword-1799.htm foreword]] to the Series/DoctorWho Specials boxset is heart-meltingly sweet.
* Creator/JaymaMays often looks like she's trying to stifle a laugh for fear of snorting.
* StephenMerchant.
* LeonardoDiCaprio. His real-life persona. He watches Barney, goes on Youtube and searches for obscure stuff like 'frogs mating', makes slapstick jokes on the set, is a comic book and baseball card geek, watches [[Manga/{{Akira}} 90's]] [[Anime/NinjaScroll anime...]]
--> '''Claire Danes''': ''When I first met Leo I was quite shy and nervous but he was very easy to get along with, [...] In fact I found him quite geeky...but an entertaining geek (laughs)''
* ''The Glee Project'' candidate, Cameron, who embraces his dorkiness. Not surprisingly, he was a fan favorite before the show premiered.
* Voice actors that fall under this . . .
** MarkHamill, as shown in his episode of TheMuppetShow. The Muppets shoot down every one of his "entertaining" suggestions, leaving him to sneak on stage to gargle Gershwin with an argyle gargoyle.
** TroyBaker
** AaronDismuke
** TomKenny
** CristinaValenzuela, in addition to [[{{K-ON}} many]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue characters]] [[PigeonholedVoiceActor she voices]].
** Creator/MaryKayBergman
* Koshi Inaba of B'z. Smart, shy, sensitive, nice guy, love dogs, a big bookworm even after becoming famous. In fact, his dorkiness is one of the reasons he is so popular. That, and being very [[MrFanservice HOT]].
* DustinHoffman, especially when he hit the big time with ''TheGraduate''.
* Comedian DavidMitchell
* MichaelJackson. Being a LargeHam {{Keet}} in some company but soft-spoken and kind in other company were a few of his most endearing traits. Fans (and anyone else whose bothered to look) have had access to some of his more private moments caught on tape for years, providing a much more vivid and honest display of the type of man he was. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xJ1weLN7wc From dancing to R. Kelly's "Ignition"]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-W59Qv1EiI&feature=related being picked on during his simulated normal person's Publix visit]], it's difficult to not find the guy charming and likeable.
* RachelMaddow is charming, adorkable, unabashedly liberal, a fantastic bartender, exceedingly well-educated and -read (a Rhodes Scholar and a Ph.D in public policy) and will quietly rip your guts out if you lie to her in an interview.
* [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] combines [[DeadpanSnarker biting snark]] with endearing awkwardness. Fellow Creator/ComedyCentral fake news pundit [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]] has his moments too.
* JaredPadalecki, oh so very much. He's the embodiment of this trope.
* Ironically, JensenAckles. While the character he plays in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is basically the epitome of cool, Jensen himself is very shy and looks like a deer caught in the headlights when he gives an interview.
* MishaCollins has the vague reputation of a class-A jerk, but going off fan testimonies and his interviews, he's a sweet, odd person who genuinely appreciates pretty much everything.
* Brett Domino and his other band members run on this, which is a factor in making them so entertaining.
* Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Sir PaulMcCartney. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyyEc-GNDfQ&list=PL02EA95FA41DE929A&index=65 Making mashed potatoes.]]
** RingoStarr.
* Believe it or not, the seemingly cold and aloof Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is this. [[http://youtu.be/ORUPuKhjTp8?t=4m29s Just watch his expression after he fell on his jump.]]
* John Oliver, one of the many talents first featured on ''Series/TheDailyShow''. As a bonus, his british accent is to die for.
* JessieJ
* MichaelCera. There's a reason he [[TypeCasting always plays]] socially awkward sweet guys.
* Hayden Christensen, despite being best-known for playing a [[StarWars semi-jerkass who turns evil]], is actually quite humble and sweet in real life... as evidenced by his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I0GvMdMQ5M behind-the-scenes]] footage. He shows elements of being a PromotedFanboy, too.
* MadelineZima. Watch any interview with her, she's like a hot chick version of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuN-tFvgRc0 vulture]] from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.
* BritneySpears, was always a dork, but now she's really letting it all out.
* AlexisBledel seems endearingly awkward during live interviews.
* Scout Taylor Compton. Kind of hard not to be with [[CleopatraNose that nose]].
* JesseEisenberg. Not only is he ridiculously awkward (and adorable simultaneously, which already qualifies him for this trope), his hobbies include taking old maps and drawing the new countries where they belong in Sharpie. He also reads, doesn't watch television, and produces hilarious lies in the middle of interviews. And he fosters cats. Basically, he's awesome, as well as being practically the definition of this trope.
* Creator/StevenSpielberg in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mgrxvTdl-Q youth]].
* JenniferLawrence, as demonstrated in this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA7e6eX2TME&feature=related interview]] with DavidLetterman to promote ''Film/TheHungerGames''.
** And then she fell when she was accepting her oscar. You can't get more adorkable than Jennifer Lawrence.
* BenedictCumberbatch. So much so that many fans have affectionately nicknamed him [[http://reapersun.tumblr.com/post/27513395539/its-really-difficult-to-draw-cheese "dork"]].
* Also MartinFreeman, "the man who is made of kittens".
* MasiOka is just plain ''made'' of adorkable. There's a reason [[Series/{{Heroes}} Hiro]] and [[Series/HawaiiFive0 Max]] are so nerdy (Masi even once admitted that Hiro's personality is basically his own with an extra dose of happy naivete).
* TV Choirmaster Gareth Malone. [[http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02081/CHOIR4_2081145a.jpg Just look at him!]]
* TomHiddleston. Constantly.
** Not only does he seem to really love superheroes, but he can also describe a gag from [[AceVentura Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls]] in the most eloquent way possible. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcaFolSddH8 See for yourself.]]
* Josh Peck.
* [[TopGear James May]].
* NataliePortman has had a reputation for giggling often, among other endearing tics.
* Most of the models from Victoria Secret, especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vzl5N4vD2U Adriana Lima]]
** In fact, you could make that arguement for a good number of models. Some of them seem to genuinely see modelling as a form of art or self-expression, not just an excuse to take their clothes off, some of them don't even pose in the nude at all. Even if you don't view it the same way, you really have to admire their enthusiasm.
* Creator/JeremyRenner. It may comes as a surprise considering all the stone cold badass character he tends to play, but you just have to see his talk show entrances and red carpet poses to realise it.
* AndrewScott's thick Irish accent, sense of humor and habit of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLPLiu_sQx4 giggling under pressure]] is ridiculously endearing.
* Creator/CharlieChaplin. His Tramp persona for one was ridiculously endearing. In RealLife, he [[ReallyGetsAround played it for all it was worth]].
* Many DisneyChannel and {{Nickelodeon}} teen stars have an element of this and/or {{Keet}} / GenkiGirl, which they let out freely on their YouTube videos or {{Twitter}} accounts, or whenever they're away from their Disney environments (though sometimes Disney lets them let some of it out too on occasion). Much of the appeal of ''TheMileyAndMandyShow'' was seeing MileyCyrus in her normal, goofy, spontaneous/semi-spontaneous natural environment, acting (like her friend, twentysomething backup dancer Mandy Jiroux) like a hyperactive, silly 12-year-old girl.
* MichaelPalin was definitely this in his Creator/MontyPython years.
* Julia Child
* ZooeyDeschanel
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TA4gUVFeUE Paul Dano]]
* Creator/GenndyTartakovsky. It's a bit more subtle than other examples, but he has shades of this in behind-the-scenes features of animated productions he worked on.
* [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Pendleton Ward]], if [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypc0RA3w6RM this recent LA Game Space promotional animatic]] and his BravestWarriors [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixxzRRgUTP0 interview]] are anything to go by.
** Also ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' artist [[http://natazilla.tumblr.com Natasha Allegri]].
* AbrahamLincoln, in his youth.
* AndrewGarfield. Watch any interview or footage of him to see his nervous smile, his laugh and his endearing awkwardness. You honestly wonder if he was actually playing [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan Peter Parker]] or himself.
* KarenGillan whenever she's not playing Amy Pond. [[http://myvideos.vibeee.com/video/watch/show/RnyawXOfj5s/karen-gillan-on-the-late-late-show-with-craig-ferguson Like so.]]
* ColinMorgan, all the way. We all know hes adorable already, but in interviews hes also ridiculously shy and sweet (and Irish). Hes an adorably shy version of [[{{Series/Merlin}} his already Adorkable character]].
* Australian comedian Frank Woodley, with a side serving of CloudCuckooLander. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ2L6Xm3pdA Just watch him and say he isn't.]]
* See Elizabeth Warren. See Elizabeth Warren get elected to the Senate. See Elizabeth Warren [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO5gUJNULi4 flail around like a dorky, squeeful schoolgirl]] during her acceptance speech. Much shouting of "You made this happen!" and "I love you!" occurred. On her part. It was ''adorable''. Now think about the fact that she also took on [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Wall Street]] - and ''won''.
* MichaelEmerson. His smile, his actual smile (not his Ben Linus one), alone qualifies him to be on this page. If you have any more doubt, just find an interview or a behind-the-scenes video or pictures of him off the set.
* '''''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin You,]]''''' and anyone you know.
* JohnGreen. Just JohnGreen. Look at any gif of him on Tumblr or watch one of his videos if You are in doubt. His brother Hank has quite a bit of this too.
* Ben Forster bouncing about all over the place hugging everybody at the curtain call on the Jesus Christ Superstar 2012 DVD. Also his huge grin, thumbs up to the audience, clapping above his head while dancing and ''dancing off stage''.
* Ben Whishaw
* Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. [[http://cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images-2/hadfield.jpg Here]] for instance.
** Well he is distantly related to Benedict Cumberbatch.
* JenniferLawrence, in spades.
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* John Green. Just John Green. Look at any gif of him on Tumblr or watch one of his videos if You are in doubt. His brother Hank has quite a bit of this too.

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* John Green. JohnGreen. Just John Green.JohnGreen. Look at any gif of him on Tumblr or watch one of his videos if You are in doubt. His brother Hank has quite a bit of this too.
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* Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. [[http://cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images-2/hadfield.jpg Here]] for instance.
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* JeffreyCombs. Has anyone ever seen an interview of his? Yeah. Totally adorkable.

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* JeffreyCombs.Creator/JeffreyCombs. Has anyone ever seen an interview of his? Yeah. Totally adorkable.
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* Ben Forster bouncing about all over the place hugging everybody at the curtain call on the Jesus Christ Superstar 2012 DVD. Also his huge grin, thumbs up to the audience, clapping above his head while dancing and ''dancing off stage''.
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